A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/20 / 2020-02-06 03:09:11 / February 6, 2020 @ 3:09 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020037001. Id of event: pr2020037001. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7858° West, 17.8545° North, depth 7 km. The temblor was detected at 23:09:11 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Arroyo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-one, in the past 30 days one thousand and five and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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